JOSEPH PRINCE SAFELY RETURNED
This morning at approximately 10.00 am 12 year old Joseph Prince, who reportedly went missing from his foster home earlier this month was returned to the Juvenile detective department at Police Headquarters in Philipsburg.
Prince, who was spotted several times in public with his mother, was returned by her this morning without incident.
After being returned, Prince was handed back over to the Court of Guardianship, who will continue to provide him with the necessary care and support.
The investigation in this case is still ongoing.
POLICE COMMEND PUBLIC ON BEHAVIOR DURING JUMP UP
The St. Maarten Police Force would like to express a great deal of gratitude to the public of St. Maarten for the exceptional behavior displayed during the causeway jump up.
During the event, there were no reported fights or incidents.
There were also no arrests made. The public is encouraged that if this trend is continued, we can expect to have one of the safest and most enjoyable carnival seasons ever.
EARLY MORNING FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN COLE BAY
On Saturday march 17th at approximately 3:45 am, a call came through the police central dispatch about a house on fire in the Belle Tree drive in Cole Bay. Police and fire personnel rushed to the scene where they encountered a home completely engulfed in flames.
When speaking to the owner of the home, he explained that he was asleep when he suddenly heard his kids screaming. When he awoke he realized his home was full of smoke.
He and his family were able to safely evacuate the home in time without injury. The cause of the fire is being investigated.